Cyberpunk 2077's Night City runs on eurodollars, eddies for short. They're surprisingly difficult to get a hold of, and seeing as they're used to purchase everything from vehicles to cyberware upgrades, you'll need a lot of them. To help you make money fast in Cyberpunk 2077 we've put together this money making guide. It will detail the absolute best ways to earn eddies, so that you can make the most of your time.
In this Cyberpunk 2077 guide:
- Best ways to make money in Cyberpunk 2077
- Take on street crimes
- Loot everything and then sell, sell, sell
Best ways to make money in Cyberpunk 2077
There are many ways to earn eddies in Cyberpunk 2077, but not all of them are worth your time. In fact, money is actually pretty hard to come by in Night City, bad news for those looking to buy new cars, weapons and implants. There are few money-making schemes you can try though, I've detailed them below:
Take on street crimes
The absolute best way to make money in Cyberpunk 2077 is to drive around the city looking for light blue street crime icons on your map. The small skulls, indicating organised crime, are particularly lucrative, and given you only have to kill a handful of baddies and loot the area, much faster to complete than other missions. Make your way to these crimes and start blasting, you'll get the opportunity to loot the area afterwards.
Loot everything and then sell, sell, sell
Most of the main missions in Cyberpunk 2077 involve infiltrating an area, killing a bunch of people, and then leaving. Before heading out of the back door, consider looking around areas for valuable loot. Anything with a blue, yellow or purple icon will do, just hoover it all up. You should also be picking up as much junk as you can carry, as you can head to vendors and sell it to them for a decent chunk of cash. Selling weapons and clothing is where the real money is. Take extra care after defeating bosses, they often have very valuable clothing and weapons. Alcohol is also worth a fair bit.
Gigs are basically your bread and butter as a smuggler/all-round badass. They are short missions that always pay out, with rewards ranging from a couple of thousand eddies to much more. Sometimes you'll get a free katana, other times you'll decrypt a PC that'll instantly credit your account with 10,000 eddies. Make sure to keep on top of these jobs for a nice steady stream of money.
That's everything we have so far on making money in Cyberpunk 2077. For more on the game be sure to check out our Romance guide. Elsewhere there's Katherine's look at the best settings to use while playing on PC.